Class 6A & 7A

Bhajan-Yoga Showcase

posted Apr 20, 2016, 11:13 AM by Balvihar Teachers Bhajans

Dear Parents,
As you all know, we are preparing with lot of enthusiasm for the Bhajan-Yoga Showcase scheduled for May 1st.
Over the past few weeks, class 6 & 7 have been practicing the "Suraj ki garmi se" song. Combining both the groups seems to be working well, rendering much better range and volume. May kids have also done well remembering the lyrics.
In order to get the desired effect for the Showcase, we introduced Karaoke for this song for the prior two classes; and it worked quite well. Kids are more comfortable and enthusiastic with the accompanying music.
We are attaching karaoke music with this post. Also reattaching the complete audio track and lyrics for this song.
We would request you to encourage your kids to practice the song along with karaoke, so that they are much better prepared for the actual Showcase event. In order to help them pick up their starting notes with the karaoke, it is recommended that they listen to the song audio track in parallel with the karaoke track initially till they are comfortable.
To help further, we are also attaching the karaoke video Youtube URL.
Just remember to skip the second (middle) stanza, because we are doing only two stanzas for the Showcase.
We will practice again this Sunday (April 24th). We are sure the kids will do great; your encouragement will give them the additional confidence to excel !! 
Thanks & Regards,
Bhajan Teachers
(Kavita, Padmaja, Rahul, Varsha)

Class of 12/06/2015: Updates

posted Dec 10, 2015, 11:54 AM by Balvihar Teachers Bhajans

Dear Parents,
We introduced a new bhajan/song for Classes 6 & 7.
The song is titled "Suraj ki garmi se jalte hue tan ko". It is a well known song from our childhood time; but was certainly new for kids. They seem to have liked it, mainly because of the beat and tone.
We are attaching audio clip and lyrics of the song for your reference. Request you to encourage your kids to listen to this and practice the song.
Bhajan Teachers
(Kavita, Padmaja, Rahul)

Class of 04/12/2015

posted Apr 19, 2015, 5:12 PM by Balvihar Teachers Bhajans   [ updated Apr 19, 2015, 5:13 PM ]

Group 6A
We practised Lingashtakam and Ganesh Aarti "Sukha Karta Dukh Harta" during the class. We will be doing this for bhajan showcase which is going to be held on May 3rd.
Please ensure that kids practise this throughly for the showcase.
Class 7A
We practised Ganesh Pancharatna and Ganesh Aarti "Sukha Karta Dukh Harta" during the class. We will be doing this for bhajan showcase which is going to be held on May 3rd.
Please ensure that kids practise this throughly for the showcase.
Please note that both 6A and 7A will be doing the Ganesh Aarti together for the showcase.


Class of 2/22/15

posted Mar 7, 2015, 6:23 PM by Padmaja Suresh

Group 7A

  We learned the Ganesh Aarti "Sukh Karta Dukh Harta.." in this class. 
Please memorize this and Ganesha Pancharatna. You earn a candy for every stanza you recite from memory.
This should be an incentive to learn and we will have to memorize these for Bhajan Showcase in May.

Some of you have already memorized first two stanzas... continue the good work! You are ahead in the game and hope that others can catch up. 

Use the link below to help you with  "Sukh Karta Dukh Harta.."  its sung Shankar Mahadevan. 

Group 6A

We learned "Lingaashtakam" in this class. Please memorize it. You can earn one candy per verse you memorize and recite. Looking forward to hearing you all in the next class.

Find the link to "Sukh Karta Dukh Harta..."   you previously learned. Listen to it and make every effort to learn the song.

Class of 11/2/2014

posted Nov 2, 2014, 7:36 PM by Padmaja Suresh   [ updated Nov 2, 2014, 7:46 PM ]

Group 7A

Awesome job in class today! You all sang loud and clear and all the teachers could see a marked difference. Keep up the good work!!

 We revisited "Jaya Jaya He..". we are getting better at it so keep working on it. Rahul uncle started a beautiful abhang today that goes "Ohmkara Swarupa..". Abhang is a marathi devotional song sung usually in praise of lord Vithoba or Vitthala. Please make every effort to learn and memorize all the songs that are being taught.

Your homework for next class is to memorize first verse of "Mudakara", "jaya Jaya he" and "Ohmkara Swarupa"
Every verse recited back with the proper tune will earn you a candy so get busy. :-) 

Remember to bring your printed sheets to every class. If you do not have a copy print it out. Here is the link to all your songs 2014 - 2015 Group 7A Bhajan Booklet

Class of 10/5/14

posted Oct 5, 2014, 5:33 PM by Padmaja Suresh   [ updated Oct 5, 2014, 7:25 PM ]

Group 6A

Rahul uncle taught us a beautiful new aarti for Ganesha.  "Sukh Karta Dukh Harta.." is a very popular Marathi song.  Thanks Rahul uncle for teaching this song. 

We would like for you all to practice it and memorize it. This could possibly be our song for Diwali program at the temple. 

The pdf for the lyrics and an mp3 for you to listen to are uploaded here.
Make sure to listen to it and practice it.

Homework for this week is for you to print the lyrics and bring it along for next class,

Group 7A

Today in class we practiced "Jaya Jaya He".. I can see that it is getting better after each practice.
Some of you said that the song was difficult...I want to give it some time and practice before we give up on it.

It is a very nice song but challenging. I am sure with some practice we will get it. I was hoping for group 7 to perform for Diwali at the temple. If we dont get it by next class or two, we will change the song.

Knowing how good you were last year, I think you will get it. So, please try to practice. Take your parent's help if necessary. 

Click on the link below for the lyrics and audio.


Class of 9/21/14

posted Oct 4, 2014, 10:07 AM by Padmaja Suresh   [ updated Oct 4, 2014, 10:08 AM ]

Group 7

This week we revisited verse 1 of Ganesha Pancharatna. It is expected that you memorize this song, so please work at it.   We also learned a new song on goddess Saraswati "Jaya Jaya he.." 

I have uploaded the song and the recording for the songs please find the lyrics and audio in 

Class of 09/21/2014

posted Sep 21, 2014, 1:31 PM by Balvihar Teachers Bhajans

Group 6 Update
Today we went through the ganesh bhajan again "Pratama Namana Gananayaka"
Please ensure that your kids bring along with them the bhajan booklet printouts for the next class. I have already uploaded the booklet with the post of 09/07 as well on the bhajan reference material link. The documents name is Bhajans_Gp 6 & 7 Balvihar curriculum 2013_2014.doc
I will be shortly uploading the tune of the bhajan in this post as well in the audio library.

Class of Sept 7, 2014

posted Sep 8, 2014, 8:52 PM by Padmaja Suresh   [ updated Sep 20, 2014, 9:01 PM by Balvihar Teachers Bhajans ]

Update for Group 6
We are off to a great start with introduction to Ganesh Bhajan "Pratama Namana".
We will continue to practice the same for our next class on 09/20/2014.
We are uploading the  bhajan booklet for group 6 & 7 so please make sure to print it for your next Balvihar class.
Update for Group 7
We are back for another year at Balvihar!

 I , Padma Aunty, along with Kavita Aunty and Rahul Uncle would like to welcome you to a new year at Balvihar.
We hope to have fun while learning new bhajans. You were all very well behaved and eager to learn last year and we expect it to be the same this year.

Today we started with Ganesha Pancharatna. You can find the lyrics in link at the bottom of this post. Please print them out and bring it to next class. Make sure that you have it for every class as this one is a year long project. I need you to have it memorized by the end of the year.

Next week we will be working on a new song "Jaya Jaya He.." as well. Make sure to print that too.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. See you next class.

Padma Aunty


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